10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,037 miles

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problem #40

Sep 162019

F-150

  • 105,534 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2015ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, on the freeway the driver right rear window shattered without warning. The contact managed to drive the vehicle home no injuries. The dealer bluebonnet Ford Lincoln 351 I-35bl, new braunfels, tx 78130 (888) 890-1586 was contacted about the failure and was informed no recall was under the VIN. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated tha the vehicle was not under warranties. The failure mileage was approximate 105,534.ck

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #39

Jul 162019

F-150

  • 50,900 miles
Windshield wipers turn on randomly and intermittently whenever the truck is on even though the wiper switch is in the off position. Exact cause of malfunction unknown. This issue was subject to a recall for earlier model years, however not for 2015 model year. Issue causes startle or driver and loss of clear vision.

- Davisburg, MI, USA

problem #38

Jan 162019

F-150

  • 41,000 miles
Wipers turn on and stay on while driving. Road conditions had no effect. The courtesy wiper was turned off. Even though the wiper switch was turned off the wipers would still come on and stay on. I took it to Ford and they said the wiper switch was bad. Charged me $300 to make the repair. Ford technician said the switch in the steering column went bad. Of coarse this happened at 41,000 miles and Ford declined to warranty it.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #37

May 072019

F-150

  • 92,889 miles
Started my truck using remote start. Roughly 45-55 secs later, I get in my truck and the rear passenger area is filled with smoke. I shut off vehicle. I smelled burned electrical wires. I wasn't able to detect anything out of the norm. Roughly 5-7 mins later, my back glass shattered. Truck was stationary.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #36

Mar 272019

F-150

  • 91,400 miles
Turned defrost on and in 2 to 3 minutes heard a loud pop and looked back and the rear windowpane had completely shattered. The break happened in motion on a city street. The defrost malfunctioned and overheated the window causing it to shatter.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #35

Feb 122019

F-150

  • 22,000 miles
On a major highway in elk grove Illinois during rush hours. 45 mph. Outside temperature was 27 degrees above zero. Road was wet with salt from previous snow fall. Windshield was collecting heavy spray back from other vehicles in front of my truck. When applying windshield washer the washer failed to spray. Resulting in a very smeared and heavy road dirt on windshield. It was very frightening to not being able to see in front of me. I was unable to pull over and clean the windshield manually at that moment. This has happened twice this winter and I found this to be very threatening to properly maintain safe driving under these circumstances. This only happens when below freezing and there is -35 below zero washer fluid in the reservoir I have made an appointment at a Ford dealership which they have a bulletin repair on this. No accidents because of this yet. I believe in putting up the guard rail before the vehicle runs of the road.

- Lake Zurich, IL, USA

problem #34

Feb 112019

F-150

  • 68,800 miles
The rear windshield shattered during defrost mode. The vehicle was pulling away from a stop sign when the glass shattered. There was no impact, the vehicle was traveling under 20 miles per hour, the temperature outside was approximately 20 degrees, and the heat setting inside was set to "max". the rear glass panes on either side of the sliding window shattered simultaneously with a sound that could be described as a "gun shot". broken glass fell into the cab of the truck and on to the seats and floor. Normally my children are seated in the rear of the vehicle. On this particular morning, the rear of the vehicle was empty. The event occurred about 3 miles from my home, so the vehicle had only been running for about 10 minutes. I believe that the safety risk is a result of a materials defect combined with a heating system failure. The glass is likely experiencing severe thermal shock during defrost mode. Thermal shock leads to shattering even if the glass is tempered. Ford should recall this rear window assemblage and associated heating components immediately. Ford customer service was contacted and a case number was assigned. After repairs were complete, a copy of the invoice was hand delivered to a Ford dealership with a request that full reimbursement be received for required repairs due to material defects and faulty heating systems.

- Elbert, CO, USA

problem #33

Jan 282019

F-150

  • 1 miles
Windshield wiper fluid not working. Ford said tubes freeze, I had to pay to replace but the fluid still does not come out when temperatures below 20 degrees. I am using rain-X fluid rated to -30 degrees, same fluid works in other vehicles. Once engine is warm and stopped for 20 minutes, fluid will sometimes work. I think the plastic tubes Ford charged me for should be replaced with metallic ones that will not constrict/shrink.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #32

Jan 202019

F-150

  • 1,000 miles
Below about 25 degrees Fahrenheit, the windshield washer system freezes up and is unusable. This is despite having fluid certified to -45 degrees centigrade in the system. The freeze up occurs regardless of whether the vehicle is being driven or is parked. The system is always unusable below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. This has been a persistent problem every winter since the vehicle was new. I have taken it to the dealership and they are unable to determine the problem. I suspect this is a defect throughout the make/model/year.

- Williston, VT, USA

problem #31

Dec 132018

F-150

  • 31,000 miles
Wipers stuck in lowest intermittent position. Will not turn off. Will not reliabliy change speeds.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #30

Jul 012018

F-150

  • 22,000 miles
Wipers would come on while driving or sitting stationary by them self would not shut of with wiper control swith. I called them ¿ghost wipers¿ only had 22,000 miles on truck had to buy wiper/turnsignal switch.

- Grapeville, PA, USA

problem #29

Oct 192018

F-150

  • 27,500 miles
Electrical power connector for rear sliding window defroster broke at its attachment (factory soldered) point to the rear sliding widow glass. This leaves the defogger inoperable and eliminates rear visibility due to fog/frost/ice build-up. Vehicle is just out of its 3 year warranty and has less than 28,000 miles. I have spoken with Ford customer service. Ford Motor Company service is unwilling to recognize/correct the factory defect and claimed to have no knowledge of similar issues for the 2015 model. This defect is apparently similar to that which Ford has recognized for similar 2013 models, issuing a technical service bulletin (Ford tsb asi-32259)

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #28

Sep 172018

F-150

  • 45,000 miles
Wipers will not shut off. Even if you shut the vehicle off, they still come on when it's started again. The only way to stop the wipers is to pull the fuse. There is a recall on 2011-2014 models but not on the 2015 model. This is clearly a defective Ford switch but company will not cover the replacement. I have called the dealership and 800 number.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #27

Dec 012016

F-150

  • 7,000 miles
Frozen wiper nozzles, frozen washer fluid reservoir, frozen hoses to and from reservoir to nozzle sprayer. Multiple occasions of the fluid being frozen, or freezing while driving. Using winter mix solution designed for upto -20. Tried other brands, still end up with freezing sprayer while driving, temperature has done this at around 20 degrees, uncertain if this is due to characteristic of aluminum body or poor design. Check valve was observed being frozen at one point with blockage, had an updated checkvalve/line kit I purchased, after reading in F150 forum for tsb for F150, yet still had issues. Vehicle remains garaged while not in use, other vehicles including older Ford Ranger and a Plymouth neon did not have these issues although sitting outside with same wiper fluid. Significant hazard on highway to have sprayer go from working to frozen in seconds with the misting of other cars in the snow on windshield. Very dangerous situation in the dark, defrosters on high heat do not help enough to clean the windshield. Presently looking at heating methods/defrosters or insulators before winter comes. Would like a factory solution, but I cannot wait til it causes a serious wreck. A vehicle passing by blowing mist in winter will diminish visibility greatly. I've had multiple occasions of freezing sprayer/reservoir/line issues. Sometimes while stationary, other times while driving sprayer ices over. After long drive 1hr sitting in garage the engine bay heat thaws out the sprayer. Many complaints on F150 forum. Best estimate for date of occurrence(s) is winter months.

- Lucas, OH, USA

problem #26

Jul 232018

F-150

  • 42,000 miles
Pulling into my driveway my power sliding back window exploded and shattered. The rear defrost was not on and there was no impact or damage.

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

problem #25

Dec 312017

F-150

  • 47,000 miles
On most occasions when temperatures are below freezing, windshield washer solvent doesn't work to clear windshield of ice and salt buildup, creating little to no visibility. It sporadically functions between +25 to +32 degrees and rarely ever below +25 degrees. Using winter blended washer solvent -25 degrees. Ford is aware of the problem and the fix is to replace a rubber washer fluid supply line. Apparently, there is a defect with the hose. A recall should be issued to correct these dangerous driving conditions.

- Newport, MI, USA

problem #24

Mar 292018

F-150

  • 53,650 miles
I have a constant issue in temps below 25 degrees which is about 25% of the time in my patrol area. This is a state patrol issued patrol vehicle. Spray nozzle fails to operate. Pump can be heard operating but pressure drops until inop. Checked washer lines, non appear to be frozen. Nozzle does not appear to be frozen either. I have tried all known fixes, lower temp fluid, a fluid "booster", alcohol on nozzle etc. This happens constantly while in motion as I would assume wind chill temps decrease. After letting truck sit for 15 mins or so issue is resolved due to obvious increased under hood temperatures. Within minutes of highway driving and again lower wind chill temperatures problem occurs again. Maybe a freezing pump issue? dealership stated they had no idea about issue.

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #23

Mar 232018

F-150

  • 26,000 miles
The panoramic sunroof locked up on me when I tried to open it... it would not open and it makes obnoxious noises under normal driving conditions... there are many you tube videos on this ref. Issue... Ford is replacing the parts to the sunroof, I have read on many Ford forums that this ¿quick fix¿ will not correct the problem... additionally the steering column always feels like it's positioned off center and veers to the right... I had the truck aligned, problem still exists... also I¿ve had reoccurring issues with my sync/bluetooth and have advised my service advisors that the problem still exists, when I talk to anyone via the bluetooth I hear loud intermittent static throughout the phone call and the folks on the receiving end of the call all say that there is an echo in the phone line forcing me to end the handsfree sync call and therefore using my own bluetooth... Ford service advisor stated it was because I have an apple iphone, I¿M less than satisfied about how Ford is handling this issue... I have complained more than 3 times on record about this issue

- Clarksburg, MD, USA

problem #22

Jan 152018

F-150

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford F-150. While attempting to use the windshield wipers, the wiper fluid failed to dispense. The vehicle was taken to osseo Ford (50825 spruce rd, osseo, wi 54758, (715) 597-3185) where it was diagnosed that the wiper hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Mondovi, WI, USA

problem #21

Jan 172018

F-150

  • 25,000 miles
Inoperative windshield washer jets when temperature is below freezing. This happens anytime the roads are wet from salt spray and makes it difficult to see and dangerous to stop along side the road to clean the windshield. See Ford tsb 16-0082

- Stratton, ME, USA

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